Thursday's Quote of the Day
"If you were to take out the teddy bear it would be an outrage to Evelyn Waugh" - Sir John Mortimer on rumours that Brideshead movie is excising Aloysius.
As Hollywood gets its paws on Evelyn Waugh's classic novel Brideshead Revisited, the rumours are that it will be a less than faithful recreation of the original... or indeed the ITV dramatisation from the 1980s. Sir John Mortimer has been acting as a cipher for the sceptics of Tinseltown's interpretation, noting fears that the film version will downplay the themes of God and homosexuality, and, horror or horrors, ditch Aloysius the bear.
More details (the Daily Telegraph)